Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier’s first fight was ultimately met with controversy. Alvarez landed an illegal knee to Poirier’s head that brought the bout to a an end and ultimately called a no contest.
The two mixed martial artists battled it out in a highly anticipated rematch in the main event of UFC on FOX 30. The bout took place on Saturday, July 28, in Calgary, Canada.
Eddie Alvarez once again landed an illegal blow on his opponent. This time, Alvarez landed a downward elbow to the head of Poirier in the second round.
Referee Marc Goddard called a momentary stop to the contest and ultimately stood the two fighters up and resumed the fight from a stand up position. Dustin Poirier almost immediately fired off a flurry of strikes on Eddie Alvarez that ultimately brought an end to the contest. Poirier earned a second round TKO victory over his opponent.
Speaking on UFC Tonight after the fight, Dustin Poirier offered his thoughts on the controversial strike from Eddie Alvarez. “It didn’t hurt me, but rules are rules.” Poirier said.
Check out the fighter’s full thoughts within the video above.